Engulf yourself in the Tahitian culture as you are mesmerized by this island’s beautiful dance style and rhythmic drumming at Heiva I Kauai, an international Tahitian Dance Competition.
Legends and stories of Tahiti are told through dance and drumming at this oceanside event that is attended by more than 1,000 people daily. Come experience the beauty of the island of Kauai while celebrating the island of Tahiti, French Polynesia. You will be entertained and enraptured by dancers from across Hawaii, the mainland, and Japan at the Tahiti Festival. Solo and group competitions performed by dancers of all ages, from toddler to senior, as well as award-winning Honolulu Tahitian dance group Te Vai Ura Nui, will keep the entertainment flowing throughout the day. An audience dance competition and coconut husking contest allow for an unforgettable hands-on experience.
Browse a variety of onsite vendors offering unique Tahitian and other Pacific Island gifts, jewelry, art, woodwork and clothing. Watch skilled crafters as they create items through coconut frond and lauhala weaving, Polynesian carving, and lei making. No gathering on Kauai is complete without an array of delicious food, and the vendors onsite offering a variety of ethnic cuisines will not disappoint. Bring seating and plan to spend the day at this festive event.
Attend the Tahiti Festival
The International Tahitian Dance Competition, Heiva I Kauai, is on August 3-4, 2019 from 10am-4pm. This event is held in Kauai’s east coast town of Kapa’a located at 4-1604 Kuhio Hwy. Tickets are $7 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
Around the Area
While Kapa’a Beach Park doesn’t rank among the island’s best swimming beaches, it is situated along the Kauai Multiuse Path, which offers miles of oceanside strolling, jogging, or biking along several east coast beaches. Kapa’a is also Kauai’s largest residential area, offering the largest variety of shopping and dining options.
We have vacation rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our east coast properties such as Banyan Harbor, Lae Nani, Pono Kai, Kauai Beach Resort, Kaha Lani, or Islander on the Beach will put you in perfect proximity for enjoying the Tahiti Festival and other activities. Many of our vacation rentals offer amenities such as refreshing swimming pools, full kitchens, and island-inspired décor. Contact us at 866-922-5642 or [email protected] to make your vacation rental booking and to get started with planning your ideal Kauai getaway!